Graphic in two, stacked parts. The top part shows a roughly circular, wreath-like area of red, orange, beige, brown, and green clouds with many wisps and filaments. In the center of this wreath-like structure is a dark cavity filled with hundreds of sparkling, blue stars. The stars are not evenly distributed, with more on the right half of the image. Some blue stars also appear on top of the surrounding, wispy clouds. The bottom part of the graphic shows a yellowish-white star encircled by concentric, cloudy rings of increasing size. These rings are yellowish-white closest to the star, and they become darker the farther out they go. The farthest rings from the star appear fiery orange, and then become translucent as they trail off into the black background.

Hubble ULLYSES Program: 30 Doradus in the Tarantula Nebula

The ULLYSES program studied two types of young stars: super-hot, massive, blue stars and cooler, redder, less massive stars than our Sun. The top panel is a Hubble Space Telescope image of a star-forming region containing massive, young, blue stars in 30 Doradus, the Tarantula Nebula. Located within the Large Magellanic Cloud, this is one of the regions observed by ULLYSES. The bottom panel shows an artist's concept of a cooler, redder, young star that is less massive than our Sun. This type of star is still gathering material from its surrounding, planet-forming disk.

Credits: NASA, ESA, STScI, Francesco Paresce (INAF-IASF Bologna), Robert O'Connell (UVA), SOC-WFC3, ESO